Vision of a Representative from Puna


”’*Editor’s Note: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii requested that all lawmakers write down their vision for Hawaii over the next 20 years. Here is the vision submitted by Rep. Helene Hale, D-Puna.”’

My vision for Hawaii in 20 years is a state where development must pass rigid environmental and social impact tests.

Hopefully it will slow down our growth.

For my own district of Puna, I want to preserve our rural life style. I envision entrepreneurial small business operating out of home using the Internet as a solution to our job problem.

Our flower, macadamia nut and papaya industry with increased opportunities for global export.